Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Taste of Springtime

This has been an unusually warm weekend here for this time of year, not that I'm complaining, I love it. Add to that, I've been off from work for the past several days on a long weekend, so it has been exceptionally nice for me.


It's been one of those days today that makes me want to fire up the grill, or grab a golf club and hit a few balls in the back yard, but...first things first. I had to get up all the fallen leaves, and that's no small task, but still a pleasant one. You have to understand that I live sort of back in the woods, my yard is kind of big, so that makes for a lot of leaves on the ground during the winter months. So off I started with the blower which worked well until I had a line of leaves about 3 feet high across the yard. Then it slowed down a bit. I'm not patient enough to simply blow some and then come back and blow some more, oh no, so an idea struck me, to get out the lawn tractor and use that. Well, after realizing that I was covered in leaves and dust, twigs, dirt, whatever else might be in the mix, I found that if I used the lawn tractor as if it was actually a bulldozer, I could push the piles to the woods, then ride around and mow what was left, blowing them towards the woods also. This worked quite well, much to my satisfaction, and to the amusement of my neighbors. And of course, good ol' Tanner was right there supervising the whole thing.


I'm pretty much a warm weather kind of person, so I love spring and summer. It's been really nice these past few days to be able to get outside and listen to the birds singing, putting out the food for the other animals and watch them come and eat. During the long winter months I stay inside a lot, and when I talk to Katherine on the phone she's telling me how warm it is there in Davao, and I can't wait for the time to be back there. There's a few hundred acres of woods behind me, and when the weather is nice I enjoy walking through there. There is a creek behind the house, and further along an old logging road you can find a pond. I haven't tried to fish there yet, but maybe this summer....


So after all our hard work today, I put Tanner in the truck and took him for a ride, since that's one of the things he absolutely loves to do. After all, it's hard laying there for hours, supervising a job like working in the yard. Now I think it's time for a little tv and relaxation....

2 comments:

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